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Looking For P&W R-1340 To Buy For Texan  
User currently offlineArt From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 3381 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7363 times:

Hi

Would you happen to have a spare Texan engine available for sale? If not, do you know the best places(s) to look for one?

Thanks in advance for any guidance.

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7327 times:

Apparently there is one for sale in WA state, with 74 hours SMOH, on this site, no price listed;

http://www.trade-a-plane.com/classified/search?webclass=17000

Additionally, Covington Aircraft Radial Engine Division of Covington Aviation rebuilds R-1340s, I assume you need to have one that needs to be rebuilt and send it to them. But, they may also sell newly rebuilt engines. My guess would be around $40,000 plus shipping.

http://www.covingtonaircraft.com/radial_engines.asp

Sorry, that is the best I can do, as I don't have a spare R-1340 hanging around my house.


User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6389 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7246 times:

I know that an R-1830 is not an R-1340.

But I also know that the Foreningen for Flyvende Museumsfly (FFFM or Danish association of flying museum planes) a few years back bought a rebuilt R-1830 (for DC-3) somewhere in the US at $60k.

Following an engine failure it was bought as replacement of the only spare engine on stock, and today it is still stored in the dry, sealed, nitrogen filled container in which it was delivered.

That at least indicates that $40k, as indicated by KC135TopBoom, might be a fair price for a 1340.

I know no more. But sure you are welcome to contact the chairman Mrs. Susanne Broegger at
3fm (at) dc3vennerne.dk for detailed information about where and how. And where 1830's were for sale a 1340 could easily be for sale as well.



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineArt From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 3381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 7092 times:

Thanks very much for your help. Sadly I don't happen to have a Texan to restore so I'll pass your info on to the guy who does.

User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6997 times:

There ia an R-1340 for sale on www.Laneav.com
...until quite recently it was a popular engine for use in crop-dusters.
Lane Aviation is a dealer for cropspraying aircraft near Houston, Texas.

details below:-

R-1340 AN1 - Zero Time since overhaul by Covington. New pistons $52,500.00


User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6907 times:



Quoting Ferrypilot (Reply 4):
...until quite recently it was a popular engine for use in crop-dusters.

Further to this comment which was right off the top of my head, it appears according to Covingtons website that the R-1340 is still being used a lot in cropspraying aircraft in the USA. ...Rather intriguing as the engine was designed and first run in 1925 and last produced by Pratt & Whitney in 1960.


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